Lesser Malayan Mousedeer


 Lesser Malayan Mousedeer
Habitat

The elusive mousedeer is native to dense tropical forests in southeast Asia.

Wild Diet

Being herbivores, they forage on the ground for fallen fruits and leaves.

Behaviour

Mouse deer are active both day and night and can move around silently.

Breeding

Mousedeer can breed at any time of the year and the gestation period is usually around 4.5 months. Breeding females produce one fawn, which can then stand within 30 minutes of the birth.

Threats

The wild population is threatened by hunting and habitat destruction.

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Tragulus javanicus
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Artiodactyla
  • Family: Tragulidae
  • Conservation Status: Least Concern
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